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  • April 15, 2009 at 4:53 am #496144 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    I’ve got a question about multiple bearded birds… Is this purely a genetic thing? Does it happen with age? Are they found in all species or is it typically just the Eastern birds? I’m curious because I’ve never seen one in my population that I hunt.

    Who’s got the answer?

    April 15, 2009 at 5:23 am #525483 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006
    I killed two in 1 year back in 2001 on the same property. One triple beard and 1 double. I have not taken another since. I have seen one the last two deer seasons on that property that has two thick beards, but he always disappears before turkey season comes around. I have a friend in SC that took three multiple beard birds this spring, two of them were together. I am sure it is genetic and they can pass on the trait, but I don’t think that just because a bird has multiple beards his offspring necessarily will.
    April 15, 2009 at 11:34 am #525484 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    According to what I found out when I was researching multiple beards, it IS genetic and it is found in ALL supspecies of the American Wild Turkey.
    April 15, 2009 at 11:45 am #525485 Back to Top REPORT
    q2hunter
    q2hunter

    Joined: 6/21/2007
    Location: Virginia
    I’ve seen quite a few multiple bearded birds, killed a couple with doubles, and seen one another guy killed with 3. There are also lots of bearded hens in my neck of the woods. I seen two in one flock a couple weeks ago. I’ve also read that its genetic.
    April 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm #525486 Back to Top REPORT
    3fletch
    3Fletch

    Joined: 3/31/2009
    I have taken a two and a four beard birds. The 4 beard with a bow and the 2 with a shotgun. :thumbup
    April 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm #525487 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

    Joined: 8/25/2006
    Shot a 3 bearded on the 4th. All others Ive shot have been single bearded.
    April 15, 2009 at 2:42 pm #525488 Back to Top REPORT
    stxoutback
    STxOUTBACK

    Joined: 8/27/2008
    After many years (30+)of hunting Turkey at our home place we have taken several multi beard gobblers. I’ve taken 4 with 3 beards, 1 with 4 beards,and 2 with 5 beards. Several years ago my Dad shot one with 7 but he has also taken several others with multiples. I think my brother hast taken 3 or 4 with multiples, just don’t remember what they had. There must be something in the water around there.
    I think it has something to do with genetics.
    April 16, 2009 at 2:19 am #525489 Back to Top REPORT
    ironmaiden
    IRONMAIDEN

    Joined: 9/27/2005
    I have taken one with three beards . Every answer I have gotten from
    conservation agents was…Genetics.
    April 16, 2009 at 4:52 am #525490 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    [=}=] < ——–
April 17, 2009 at 12:49 am #525491 Back to Top REPORT
ksu-turkeynut
KSU TurkeyNut

Joined: 3/19/2007
Ok where are you guys hunting to shoot all these multiple bearded birds.

Is there high radiation levels there? :^O :^O :^O :^O

April 17, 2009 at 3:45 am #525492 Back to Top REPORT
fats
Fats

Joined: 6/27/2005
Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is

Ok where are you guys hunting to shoot all these multiple bearded birds.

Is there high radiation levels there? :^O :^O :^O :^O[/quote:zcu3o6gv]

That’s what I’m thinking!

April 17, 2009 at 3:57 am #525493 Back to Top REPORT
ironmaiden
IRONMAIDEN

Joined: 9/27/2005

Ok where are you guys hunting to shoot all these multiple bearded birds.

Is there high radiation levels there? :^O :^O :^O :^O[/quote:1nt54hav]

That’s what I’m thinking![/quote:1nt54hav]

Come to think of it , I could see the Callaway cooling tower from where
I tagged him :-S

April 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm #525494 Back to Top REPORT
fats
Fats

Joined: 6/27/2005
Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
April 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm #525495 Back to Top REPORT
blood-bath2006
Blood Bath2006

Joined: 10/14/2006
I killed a jake with 5 beards about 10 years ago. That was with my 30-06 though :whistle :whistle

Never killed a multiple with a bow. Maybe this is the year [-o| [-o|

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